git-annex: multiple web remotes?

Olaf TNSB still.another.person at
Thu Dec 29 06:47:54 CET 2011

Thanks for the quick reply! All my questions answered.  :)

On 29/12/2011 2:54 AM, "Joey Hess" <joey at> wrote:
> It does support storing multiple urls, and will try each until one
> works. I just don't have much of an interface for adding/removing the
> If you're using a backend like SHA1, then if you simply run addurl on
> both urls, and they have the same content, you'll get two annexed files
> that share a key (and can then delete on of the files). git-annex does
> record that both urls can be used to obtain the key. So that's one way.

That's what I did initially, but thought the original url was overwritten.

> Or, you can check out the git-annex branch and look in remote/web/ for the
> files that contain the urls, as documented at
> > Second question, & it's probably a RTFM, how do I find out what URL is
> > associated with a file?  'git annex whereis' only tells me
> > as the annex location.
> No interface currently, but see above.

So I can manually edit 'remote/web' to change/remove urls?

Awesome tool, by the way...

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